Some things just make you stop and think

Another child of our mother crashes to the ground,
millions die in the death throws of one giant.
Birds circle in a space they once roosted,
searching for their young in a place they thought safe
Surviving mammals limp from the wreckage,
many more crushed under the massive carcass.
Insects by the million scurry amongst the debris,
some finding sanctuary among broken boughs.

The machines descend upon their fallen prey,
cutting and biting and gnawing the unwanted.
Leaving behind great mounds of boughs,
removing the irreplaceable, that was once a home.
Millions more die in this two minute dance,
death dealt quickly by blade or crusher.
Where once dwelt nature in her raw beauty,
you will see pyres and the ashes of the dead.

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I’m not an activist or a green campaigner but I witnessed an old tree being felled for safety reasons the other day and it got me thinking about the above. It is currently estimated that in excess of 3 billion (to somewhere near 6 billion) trees are felled around the world every year, almost half that figure is for paper, ie: toilet paper, printing/writing paper and cardboard. It makes you think doesn’t it?
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